SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast - what you didn’t know you needed to know about jobs, careers and life

About the show

A companion to the book: SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: how to unlock your career potential

Hosted by Luki Danukarjanto

Sharing insights and learning about jobs (search, resumes, interviews, networking), careers (purpose, promotions, wealth) and life (fulfillment, health, wisdom)

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  • Episode 019: Getting a promotion [JOB]

    October 14th, 2020  |  10 mins 40 secs
    job, promotion, siwike

    Many want to move up the "corporate ladder" perhaps for the more prestigious title or perhaps for the money. For whatever reason, how do you get a promotion? While each company has their own processes, we'll walk you through the high level steps to get a promotion.

  • Episode 018: Your First Days at work [JOB]

    October 7th, 2020  |  9 mins 48 secs
    expectations, first days, learn, norms, reflect, siwike, work

    Are you nervous and anxious about your first few days at work? Let's walk through some of the essential things you should do in your first day, week, month, year when starting a new job

  • Episode 017: Getting a Job without a resume [JOB]

    September 30th, 2020  |  9 mins 41 secs
    building meaningful connections, job hunt, networking, no resume, project, siwike, value

    Are applying online and networking the only ways to get a job? Perhaps. An almost certain way to practice your craft and build meaningful connections is to create value for others. Small projects based on your understanding of their challenges, and how you can add value to them, can be a great alternative to submitting resumes online.

  • Episode 016: LinkedIn - Engagement and Connections [CAREER]

    September 23rd, 2020  |  13 mins 48 secs
    building meaningful connections, engagement, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Check out Episode 015 for LinkedIn basics. In this episode, we delve into engagement and connections on LinkedIn.

  • Episode 015: LinkedIn - Basics [CAREER]

    September 16th, 2020  |  9 mins 19 secs
    building meaningful connections, linkedin, networking, siwike

    Networking is important. LinkedIn can be a valuable tool to build and cultivate your network. We'll cover some of the basics of what it is and how to leverage it. We'll focus this episode more on your profile

  • Episode 014: Professionalism 101 [CAREER]

    September 9th, 2020  |  7 mins 37 secs
    commitments, expectations, professionalism, siwike

    It's your first day at work. What do you do? What's expected of you? How do you perform as a professional? It a wonder that a basic course in professionalism isn't a standard in post-secondary (or even secondary) education. Learn some of the basics to adapt to the workplace.

  • Episode 013: Network Audit [CAREER]

    September 2nd, 2020  |  6 mins 11 secs
    audit, bmc, building meaningful connections, net worth, networking, relationships, siwike, success

    "It's now what you know, it's who you know." So who do you actually know? Take a minute to take a look at the 5 people you spend the most time with. "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with". Then be proactive about who you know and who you spend time with.

  • Episode 012: What do you want - Getting Started [LIFE]

    May 18th, 2020  |  15 mins 57 secs
    fulfillment, goals, mindset, purpose, siwike, target, what do you want

    What do you want? It seems like a simple question. For jobseekers: can you think about the specific industry, company, and role that you'd want? For others: allow yourself to dream. Listen to the episode for various exercises and reflection exercises to help you find out what you want

  • Episode 011: Networking and Building Meaningful Connections - Deeper Dive [CAREER]

    May 14th, 2020  |  18 mins 25 secs
    bmc, building meaningful connections, net worth, networking, relationships, siwike, success

    Your Network is your Net Worth" (Porter Gale) and "It's not what you know, it's who you know" and other sayings can give you the sense of why networking and building meaningful connections can be helpful. We chat about why networking is important, getting over your shyness, making the connections more meaningful and building on them

  • Episode 010: Interviews - Deeper Dive [JOB]

    May 11th, 2020  |  16 mins 8 secs
    frameworks, interview, job hunt, preparation, questions, share, siwike

    What are some of the activities you need to do to prepare for a job interview? Practice the top 100 interview questions on Google. Research job-specific questions online. What about the job posting? how could that help with interview prep? What should I look to improve as I practice? listen to the answer to these and more questions

  • Episode 009: Resumes - Deeper Dive [JOB]

    May 7th, 2020  |  12 mins 1 sec
    achievements, best practices, dates, fonts, format, jobs, resume, siwike, upgrade

    Want more information on writing a resume that gets selected for interviews? Listen and follow the guidance

  • Episode 008: What do you want - and how to find it if you don't know [LIFE]

    May 4th, 2020  |  11 mins 30 secs
    career coaching, fulfillmnt, mentorship, purpose, siwike, want, what

    What do you want? It seems like an obvious question and often folks don't take the time to ask themselves the question. I've also found that age is having less to do with it as there are fewer people late in their careers that ask themselves this question, and more younger people asking themselves.

    Learn more on the podcast!

  • Episode 007: Job Hunt Basics [JOB]

    April 27th, 2020  |  8 mins 13 secs
    basics, interview, job hunt, networking, resume, siwike

    Job hunting can be stressful. Though doesn't have to be. Think of it as three main parts: resumes (you can lump cover letters with them), interviews, and networking. All three are skills that you can develop and get better at. We start with a high-level overview of the job hunt, then will have deeper-dive episodes to get into more detail.

  • Episode 006: Learning-to-learn Students [LIFE]

    April 20th, 2020  |  12 mins 31 secs
    education, learning, memory, note-taking, school, siwike, studying

    Have you learned how to learn? It's interesting how you spend a decade and a half in school, and there isn't a class on learning. Memory techniques, note-taking methods, studying techniques and learning mindset are not taught. How would your school be different if you had learned those before learning everything else?

  • Episode 005: Physical Health - Foundations [LIFE]

    April 6th, 2020  |  8 mins 1 sec
    eating right, exercise, health, movement, nutrition, physical, siwike, sleep

    Your body is your temple. And the only one you've got. If you take care of it, it can help you achieve all of your career and life goals. If you don't take care of it, it can challenge you based on the health choices you've made. Choose wisely.

  • Episode 004: Mindset - Choice, perspective and mindfulness as a path to success [LIFE]

    April 6th, 2020  |  12 mins 29 secs
    choice, mindfulness, mindset, optimism, perspective, positivity, siwike

    After you've allocated recurring time in your day to discover what you want and invest in yourself to become the person to get what you want, your mindset becomes important to attain your goals and ambitions. Often times with perspective and a bit of mindfulness, you can capitalize on the present